Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Special – Biotrace Magnesium 30% Off @ Wise Cicada

January 27th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Load up and rebalance your magnesium levels after the busy holiday season. We’ve a great price on Biotrace Elemental Magnesium, one of our supplement department staff members’ favoured magnesium options. Why?

Source & Efficacy
Naturally sourced from the same producers of CMD Ionic Concentrated Mineral Drops, this Ionic Magnesium supplement is concentrated from the waters of Salt Lake Utah it is readily absorbed into your cells, is rich with co-factors as it contains a base of CMD which also delivers 72 other macro and trace minerals.

Why Take Magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential nutrient required for many biologic functions in the body, including over 300 enzyme reactions. It is also pivotal in the activation of amino acids, syntheses and degradation of DNA and has an important role in neurotransmission and immune function. Magnesium promotes the absorption and assimilation of other minerals including calcium, phosphorous, sodium and potassium and enables utilisation of vitamin B complex and vitamins C and E.

Stress increases your requirement for magnesium and many would agree our modern lifestyles are often laden with stressors. Physical stress including exercise, working in high temperatures, surgery, trauma and psychological stress all increase the body’s need for magnesium increasing adrenaline and corticosteroid production which results in Magnesium loss in animals and humans alike. Other factors such as dietary fat, protein sugar and alcohol intake also affect magnesium levels in the body.

Purchase Biotrace Elemental Magnesium 60mls  HERE Now $19.95  RRP $28.50

Special Offer – Bring a Friend & Your Own Meal is Half Price – Anniversary Weekend

January 26th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Have you tried our new menu yet?

Bring one or more friends to try a dish off Wise Cicada’s new a la carte menu over the long weekend and your own meal will be half price when you quote this code. #enjoylife

Offer valid Sat 28, Sun 29 and Mon 30 Jan 2017

NO SURCHARGE Mon 30th Jan Auckland Anniversary Day

Cafe / Store is open Mon 30 Jan 9am – 6pm

(Offer excludes drinks and cabinet food)


NEW Tiger Nuts – A ‘Super Root’ from Africa – Now @ Wise Cicada

January 25th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet


You’ve periodically asked us for Tiger Nuts over the last few years and we haven’t been unable to source them…. but ‘Ceres’ have finally bought them to Aotearoa for us!

The Tiger Nut (cyperus esculentus lativum) or chufa is a a root tuber and traditional food from Africa, Tiger Nuts are beneficial to your gut flora and immune system, as the resistant starch is high in prebiotic value.

Also beneficial to insulin levels, high in magnesium, other minerals, and loaded with important fatty acids. They are just fine for someone with a nut allergy (as they are a root tuber) and for those doing the paleo ‘thing’.

Ideal as a slow release energy snack for active sports people. It may even give you a stamina edge over competitors.

Tiger nuts can be made into a milk, traditionally known as ‘horchata’ on the mediterranean coast. Often eaten dried, they are also versatile and delicious when soaked (plump and tasty after about four hours).

Gluten free tigernut flour has a unique sweet taste and is packed with fibre, we are still experimenting with it, but will post a recipe soon.

Purchase Online:   Tiger Nuts      Tiger Nut Flour

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New Vegan, Organic a la Carte Menu @ Wise Cicada

January 25th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Introducing some of our new menu items: Now available all day (a la carte), along with all your other favourites:
Available: 8 am – 6pm Week Days / 9am – 6pm weekends

QUINOA NORI WRAP Quinoa, Capsicum, Cucumber, Carrot, Brown Rice Vinegar filled Nori Wrap with wasabi mayo, Kimchi and Furikake sprinkle. $14.50


THE BEAT BURGER Two Beet & Black Bean Patties, Caramelized Onion, Pesto Stuffed Oven Roasted Mushroom Portobello, Slice of Life Changing Bread, Mesclun Salad & Chipotle Dressing $18


4 A DAY Three Salads served with Beetroot, Apple & Flaxseed Crackers Pad Thai Salad with Tamarind Chilli Garlic Dressing, Rainbow Kale Salad, Vegan Greek Salad in Lemon olive Dressing $17

Cashew & Coriander Pesto, Mahammara, Sundried Tomato Cashew Cream Cheese, Hummus, Marinated Olives, Salad Greens & Toasted Gluten Free Coconut Bread $17

Pan Fried Sprouted Mung Bean Falafels, Sweet Chilli Sauce, Carrot & Beetroot Salad, Salad Greens & Lemon Pepper Aioli $17

BIRCHER MUESLI Organic Buckwheat, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds, Coconut Chips, Almonds, Raisins & Apple all soaked in apple / orange juice, Coconut Cream, Cardamom & Ginger. Topped with Seasonal Organic fruit salad, home-made coconut yoghurt & Berry Chia Coulis $16

BRAZILIAN SUPER-FOOD BREAKFAST Frozen Acai, Blueberries, Banana, Fruit Salad, Almond Milk & Granola (gluten free option) + $3 $16

SLOW COOKED BAKED BEANS Home made Baked Beans slow cooked with Vegetables & our Special Spice blend served with Salad Greens & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough

CREAMY MUSHROOMS Creamy mushrooms served with a Cashew Pesto stuffed Portobello, Salad Greens, Sauerkraut & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough $18

MATCHA PANCAKES A triple stack of mini Matcha pancakes layered with Caramelized Bananas, served with a Seasonal Fruit Salad, Raw Fresh Coconut Ice Cream and Cranberry Ginger Compote $18

SCRAMBLED TOFU Creamy Tofu scramble served with Seasonal Greens, Sauerkraut & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough $17

GREEN HERB FRITTATA  Green herb Frittata served with a Coconut Tzatziki, Salad Greens, Sauerkraut & Sweet Chilli Sauce $17

Smashed Avocado Creamy Mushrooms 2 x Vegan Sausages (not gluten free) $3.50 each
100% Vegan – 95% Organic

MEXICAN BREAKFAST WRAP A Raw Carrot and cumin Wrap filled with raw carrot and beetroot salad, Mexican Quinoa salad and refried black turtle beans. Served with a Raw sweet chilli chipotle sauce and seasonal greens. $17

A hearty quinoa porridge flavoured with cinnamon and orange zest. Served with vanilla coconut nectar and home made Granola. $14

ORGANIC SOUP OF THE DAY Changes Daily Please Ask At The Counter $14.50

Sundays Live @ Wise Cicada – 2017 Dates

January 19th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 2 comments


At 12pm every sunday some of Auckland’s Best Musicians …………… will be at Wise Cicada

…… performing their own original songs and some of your favourite covers. So, grab your friends and make it your weekly meet up opportunity over an organic turmeric latte and a vegan organic meal.

Check out and share the profiles and good work of the musicians we have lined up for you in Jan / Feb below:

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monkparty…………..Father and son duo, Nelson and Pragunya practice daily meditation to keep themselves in a creative flow. Performing in North America and Australasia regularly at events including world/spiritual/festivals, yoga classes, meditation workshops, private functions, they also hold their own solo Monk Party concerts. Join us as they perform for you:

Sunday 22 January 12pm @ Wise Cicada
Sunday 19 February 12pm @Wise Cicada

“Divine music is the music of the aspiring heart, illumining Soul, awakening body, expanding vital and dreaming mind” – Sri Chinmoy


Photographed by Beverley Couper
premratna………..Premratna (Sarah Spence) is a singer/songwriter, kirtan artist and yoga teacher. A classically trained singer, her musical inspirations have included living and spending time at ashrams in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Previously as a singer/songwriter, she used the name Sarah Marlowe.

Sunday 12 February 12pm @ Wise Cicada
Sunday 5 March 12pm @ Wise Cicada

Premratna’s original songs represent space between thoughts when creativity flows. They range from self-inspiration to Sanskrit mantras and lyrics based on sacred Sufi poetry.



Dylan Wade… …… Innovative guitar player, smooth soulful vocalist, writer of unique songs…
His guitar playing and style is so diverse and skilled that it can fit into many musical genres, and his own compositions do exactly that. Combining catchy rhythmic percussive feels with insightful uplifting lyrics, from subtle intricate sweet finger picking instrumentals to roots powered funky grooves, it will take you on a musical
journey. Infusing new age soul into blues, reggae, folk, funk, jazz, with a stream of consciousness ever-fresh vocal delivery that is truly inspired and comes from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Join him: Sunday 26 February 12pm @ Wise Cicada

Dylan‘s music reflects the journey and experience of life in many different environments and cultures. From the Deserts of the Middle East to the Lakes of Scandinavia to the Himalayan Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and so much more….He’s performed and toured internationally, playing in many different venues and festivals in the U.S.A, England, Japan, Finland…to name a few. He has toured extensively around New Zealand and continues to be a part of various unique musical collaborations

Wise Cicada – Supporting Your Healthy Ethical Lifestyle into 2017…..

January 4th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

New Parnell End Sign 2x5

As one of the few independent health stores in Auckland, we are passionate about providing you with the food,  products and services that support your health-filled, ethical lifestyle.

We are your local organic grocer, fully NZ owned and operated. There is only one unique store/branch – 88 Broadway Newmarket, packed with interesting products and experiences, it pays to come with a little time to spare so you can relax and enjoy.

It is vitally important to us that we support the local organic industry and provide you with the freshest, seasonal, local, chemical-free food.

It is our priority to support local, small businesses that produce New Zealand made, quality, health-giving food and products.

Accessibility of price and variety of organic and natural food and product options are our core commitments, so that all in our community can be as healthy as possible.

Our cafe food is made with care and love from only the finest whole-food, organic, vegan ingredients, an uncompromised standard you will find in only a select few Auckland eateries. We make pure food to nourish you and support your health, with sustainability for the planet and care for all creature on it – always in mind.

Wise Cicada exists for you, you are our friends, as well as our customers…. the store / cafe is a community gathering space created for you! It is the health conscious ‘town square’ so to speak, for Newmarket. Please regard it as your ‘home away from home’ and have fun with our friendly team when you stop by.

Have a fun-filled, healthy and happy holiday season – we look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

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